Coen brothers cast Serious

Stuhlbarg, Kind set for period black comedy.

The Coen brothers have tapped Michael Stuhlbarg and Richard Kind to star in their next project ‘A Serious Man’.

Set in 1967, story centres on Larry Gopnik (Stuhlbarg), a Midwestern professor whose life begins to unravel when his wife sets out to leave him and his socially inept brother (Kind) won’t move out of the house.

Joel and Ethan Coen, whose George Clooney-Brad Pitt starrer ‘Burn After Reading’ will open in October, penned the screenplay for ‘A Serious Man’ and are sharing producing duties.

Stuhlbarg, who has made guest appearances on ‘Law & Order’ and ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,’ was nominated for a Tony for his role in ‘The Pillowman’ and starred in the title role of this summer’s Shakespeare in the Park production of ‘Hamlet.’

Kind’s credits include ‘For Your Consideration,’ ‘The Station Agent’ and ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ and the TV series ‘Mad About You.’

Shooting on the film is set to start at the beginning of next month in Minneapolis.